2018 Trans Law Institute

Program Schedule and Description

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:00 pm – 10:00 PM Social event

Join NTBA and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York for a Lavender Law reception in Midtown Manhattan. Socialize with LGBT and ally attorneys while supporting NTBA and enjoying an open bar.  Details and pre-registration.

Friday, August 10, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 am – Using the Courts to Achieve Equality for Trans Folks: A Year in Review

Moderator: Shannon Minter – National Center for Lesbian Rights

Panelists:

  • Ria Tobacco-Mar – American Civil Liberties Union
  • Ezra Young – Law of Firm Ezra Young
  • Diana Flynn – Lambda Legal

10:45 – 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 AM – 12 Noon – Advocating for Trans Individuals Within State and Local Government

Moderator: Ashe McGovern- New York City Unity Project

Panelists:

  • Carmelyn Malalis – New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • Cecilia Gentili – Gay Men’s Health Crisis
  • Ames Simmons- Equality NC
  • Chase Strangio- ACLU

12:00-1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm – Developments in Trans Family Law

Held in conjunction with the National LGBT Bar Association’s Family Law Institute.

Moderator: Asaf Orr- National Center for Lesbian Rights

Panelists:

  • Celeste Fiore
  • Alana Chazan – Chazan Family Law, P.C.
  • Angie Martell -Iglesia Martell PLLC
  • Diane Bruessow – Healthy Transitions

3:15 – 4:15 pm – Advocating for Trans Individuals Within Detention & Criminal Justice Systems

Moderator: Sharita Gruberg- Center for American Progress

Panelists:

  • Kevin M. Barry – Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Mik Kinkead – Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  • Richard Saenz – Lambda Legal
  • Lynly Eyges- Transgender Law Center

4:15 – 4:30 pm – Break

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Ensuring Access Comprehensive and Affirming Health Care

Moderator: Ezra Cukor – New York City Commission on Human Rights

Panelists:

  • Luc Athayde-Rizzaro – National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Noah Lewis – Transcend Legal
  • Asa Radix – Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

 

CONDENSED SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

8:30 – 9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 AM – Panel: Using the Courts to Achieve Equality for Trans Folks: A Year in Review

10:45 – 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 AM-12 Noon – Panel: Advocating for Trans Individuals Within State and Local Government

12:00 – 1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM – Panel: Developments in Trans Family Law

3:15 – 4:15 PM – Panel: Advocating for Trans Individuals Within Detention & Criminal Justice Systems

4:15 – 4:30 PM – Break

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Panel: Ensuring Access Comprehensive and Affirming Health Care